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Dominion Energy Sr Reactor Operator In Training in SURRY, Virginia

Sr Reactor Operator In Training

Date: Jun 5, 2024

Location: WATERFORD, CT, US, 06385SURRY, VA, US, 23883MINERAL, VA, US, 23117JENKINSVILLE, SC, US, 29065

Company: Dominion Energy

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs. That’s right. Love. Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate. These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever. We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent? Do you think differently? Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!

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Job Summary

A Senior Reactor Operator in Training position is available in the Operations Department at Dominion Energy Power Stations. Upon successful completion of the training program, incumbents will be trained to provide technical and operational leadership to assist with the supervision of licensed and non-licensed nuclear operators on an assigned shift.

Trainees are being prepared to be responsible for the overall safe, reliable, and efficient operation of a nuclear power plant, under all conditions, in accordance with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's regulations and Dominion's Operating Specifications and Standards.

The training for licensure as a Unit Supervisor will include:

  • Preparation for exercising control over the conduct of maintenance operations on all plant equipment during the shift.

  • Ensuring shift operations are conducted in accordance with requirements of the license, technical specifications, and station procedures.

  • Providing operational oversight for nuclear reactor, turbine generator equipment, related systems and computer controls.

  • Responsibilities may also include interfacing with transmission facility during assigned shift.

  • Preparation for coordinating operational activities required to support normal or abnormal conditions, maintenance evaluations, and testing of equipment, monitoring and evaluating operators in the development and continuing training programs.

Upon being licensed, may be designated to relieve the Shift Manager and to assume command and control of the Unit. Duties, at all times, will include responsibility for the safe operation of assigned plant and the protection of personnel, both plant and civilian. Unit Supervisor trainees will direct the work of licensed and non-licensed operators during 520 hours of in plant time during training with a licensed SRO providing oversight of their activities. Once licensed, incumbents will be authorized to make decisions regarding shutting down the plant due to emergent problems.

The company is actively seeking Navy Junior Officer/Seasoned Chief veterans and service members who meet the qualifications outlined below.

May be required to become a member of the Emergency Response Organization.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience


  • A total of 7 years of directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience.

In addition to the above requirement, one of the following must be met

  • HS diploma or GED plus the equivalent of 60 hours of college level instruction in math, chemistry, materials, reactor theory, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, electrical and reactor control theory.

  • has 1 year or more experience as an active reactor operator or senior reactor operator at a commercial power reactor facility of the same vendor or vintage or;

  • has 18 months or more as an active reactor operator or senior reactor operator at a comparable PWR facility or noncomparable commercial power reactor facility or;

  • has 24 months or more in a position equivalent to reactor operator position at a military reactor (qualified to manipulate or direct the manipulation of control rods). Qualifying titles include Engineering Officer of the Watch, Propulsion Plant Watch Officer. or;

  • has a BS degree or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology or related sciences or;

  • a professional engineer license and 18 months or more of responsible nuclear power plant experience.

Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • demonstrates a strong working knowledge of the operation of nuclear reactor, turbine generator equipment and related computer controls or;

  • has successfully completed the Naval Nuclear Program and has related work experience.

  • demonstrates a sincere respect for the need for attention to all matters affecting nuclear safety.

  • demonstrated leadership skill and ability to provide clear work direction, develop work schedules, and make decisions.

  • skilled in problem solving and problem resolution.

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:


Preferred Discipline(s): Engineering, Engineering Technology

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Holds or has held a Reactor Operator (RO) license or has B.S. degree or equivalent in engineering, engineering technology or related sciences or holds a professional engineer license.

Working Conditions

Confined Spaces 51-75%

Dust / Grease / Oil 51-75%

Energized Wires 51-75%

Fumes 51-75%

Heat 51-75%

Loud Noise 51-75%

Operating Machinery 51-75%

Outdoors 51-75%

Pressurized Lines & Valves 51-75%

Radiation 51-75%

Office Work Environment 26-50%

Travel Up to 25%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law. Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more. To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.

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Nearest Major Market: Hanover

Nearest Secondary Market: Chesterfield

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